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Our Mission

Starfleet Medical provides the organized healthcare element to the operations and activities of GalaxyFleetCommand.

Medical is charged with providing new member roleplayed (RP) medical induction exams upon entering GFC. These exams serve several purposes, including:

  • Introduce new members to the basic concepts of roleplay (RP) in a Star Trek environment, and provide the opportunity for spontaneous medical roleplay activities with our trained staff, equipment and facilities.
  • Provide for meeting and interacting with additional established GFC personnel at the beginning of the new member’s experience with the group, and answer their questions. Provide an additional place of initial reference, along with Personnel and the Academy.
  • Provide a reinforcing example of generally accepted appearance, behavior and attitude within the group, with our “professional and courteous” Starfleet Medical personnel; this assists with the new member’s acclimation.
  • Improve the general “Star Trek Experience” within the group

Medical provides opportunities for existing members to engage in Star Trek RP involving Medical personnel by supplying people who have a special interest in the medical aspect of the Star Trek Universe to RP with, and settings and equipment to do so.

Medical supplies Combat Medics to Tactical events, thus adding another layer of interest to those events. Medics serve as extremely valuable team members because of the special equipment they carry.

GFC Medical supplies GFC with Star Trek avatars, uniforms, animations, gestures, and various other items to enhance our group.

Through the GFC Academy, Medical offers courses and training for future GFC Medical personnel as well as general interest to all members.

With our state-of-the-art Medical Center, we provide a comprehensive simulation of a Starfleet Primary Healthcare Facility, with interactive educational opportunities for the Second Life® population and interested ‘real life’ healthcare organizations, as well as for members of GFC.

Medical personnel wear their group tags, titles and uniforms with pride and distinction, and promote an improved Star Trek environment through their professionalism and dedicated service.

About our work

As our primary duties involve roleplaying Starfleet medical professionals, there is a lot of fun in exploring the Trek universe through those roles, and the challenges of continuing to improve one’s knowledge and expertise. For those with interest in creating avatars, skins, clothing and other items of a Star Trek nature, Medical provides a supportive environment.

Roles within Medical

Medical is a single united team with three different types of roles: Trainees (medics-in-training), Medics (main staff) and Administration (lead and assistant leads). The Medic roles have three levels: Primary, Advanced and Senior; these exist to recognize abilities and contributions to the subdivision. The titles of Medical roles can appear a bit complex but this is in keeping with the medical field and helps to promote a more realistic roleplay environment.

Contact Information

In Second Life, please IM: Dr. Da5id Weatherwax, Chief Medical Officer, or chat with any of our Medical team members in-world.

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Hippocratic Oath: Modern Version

I swear to fulfill, to the best of my ability and judgment, this covenant:

I will respect the hard-won scientific gains of those physicians in whose steps I walk, and gladly share such knowledge as is mine with those who are to follow.

I will apply, for the benefit of the sick, all measures [that] are required, avoiding those twin traps of overtreatment and therapeutic nihilism.

I will remember that there is art to medicine as well as science, and that warmth, sympathy, and understanding may outweigh the surgeon’s knife or the chemist’s drug.

I will not be ashamed to say “I know not,” nor will I fail to call in my colleagues when the skills of another are needed for a patient’s recovery.

I will respect the privacy of my patients, for their problems are not disclosed to me that the world may know. Most especially must I tread with care in matters of life and death. If it is given me to save a life, all thanks. But it may also be within my power to take a life; this awesome responsibility must be faced with great humbleness and awareness of my own frailty. Above all, I must not play at God.

I will remember that I do not treat a fever chart, a cancerous growth, but a sick human being, whose illness may affect the person’s family and economic stability. My responsibility includes these related problems, if I am to care adequately for the sick.

I will prevent disease whenever I can, for prevention is preferable to cure.

I will remember that I remain a member of society, with special obligations to all my fellow human beings, those sound of mind and body as well as the infirm.

If I do not violate this oath, may I enjoy life and art, respected while I live and remembered with affection thereafter. May I always act so as to preserve the finest traditions of my calling and may I long experience the joy of healing those who seek my help.

—Written in 1964 by Louis Lasagna, Academic Dean of the School of Medicine at Tufts University, and used in many medical schools today.

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